Skip to Content

Open today 10–11 a.m. members | 11 a.m.–6 p.m. public. Learn more.

Kilim with Six Double-Niches

A work made of wool, slit tapestry weave.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

Image actions

  • A work made of wool, slit tapestry weave.

Date:

early 19th century

Artist:

Turkey, Central Anatolia

About this artwork

Of all the types of kilims, those from Anatolia, the plateau of Asian Turkey, are held in the highest esteem for the aesthetic qualities of their patterns and colors. This is a classic example, with its design of large, boldly delineated geometric forms. Yet the pattern of lateral panels containing concentric lozenges or medallions with serrated ends is unknown in other kilims as well as archaic in nature, yielding no hint of evolution from an earlier form. The kilim is also unusual for its palette of soft colors.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Title

Kilim with Six Double-Niches

Origin

Central Anatolian Region

Date

Made 1800–1825

Medium

Wool, slit tapestry weave

Dimensions

373.4 × 137.2 cm (147 × 54 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of the James D. Tigerman Estate

Reference Number

2015.595

IIIF Manifest  The International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF) represents a set of open standards that enables rich access to digital media from libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions around the world.

Learn more.

https://api.artic.edu/api/v1/artworks/233221/manifest.json

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email . Information about image downloads and licensing is available here.

Share

Sign up for our enewsletter to receive updates.

Learn more

Image actions

Share